As we said our goodbyes to Yad Vashem, we headed towards the beautiful Israeli Supreme Court to hear from former Chief Justice Asher Dan Grunis. Justice Grunis spoke to the students about the differences between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Israeli Supreme Court. The comparison in the annual caseload (about 70 cases in the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Supreme Court & Eco Peace
The day after our interesting trip to Palestine we visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial. Many of the students on the trip had learned about the Holocaust in school and visited the Holocaust museum in D.C., but nothing could really prepare them for this experience. In advance, I had each student research someone on the … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Yad Vashem
On Sunday afternoon, we headed to the West Bank aka Palestine, and again had an amazing new experience for me. It was also pretty impactful for the students as you will read below. We had with us for the entire afternoon, the very talented Riman Barakat, a Fulbright scholar who completed her studies at Marquette … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–A Visit to Palestine
On our second full day in Israel, we visited the Old City to gain perspective at how the crossroads of religion all seem to meet here. And, for the first time, we could actually ascend to the top of the Temple Mount to see the Dome of the Rock up close. (I had not been … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Holy Sites in the Old City
On Day 2 of our magical trip to Israel we visited Masada and the Dead Sea. As student Alexander Hensley put it “[It] was the perfect way to kick off this trip.” (Let me note to all travelers, a day in the sun outside is quintessential jetlag recovery!) The story of Masada is one that … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Day Two–Masada, the Dead Sea and Dialogue
Hi blogosphere–it is my pleasure to start us off with blogging about this year’s spring break trip. We had 40, yes 40!, law students on this trip with four faculty. And it was a great group. Per usual, we started off on Friday night with a lookout over Jerusalem where we all celebrated our safe … Continue reading Israel Reflections 2019–Let’s Do This!
I am really delighted to announce that we are looking for a visiting faculty member in ADR–yay! Come hang out with me–the weather is awesome. Okay, don’t come for the weather, do come for the great students and super fun colleagues 😊 Here is the official announcement: Marquette University Law School invites applications for a visiting … Continue reading Marquette Hiring a Visitor in ADR
Just wanted to highlight for everyone that the Negotiation Journal has published an amazing set of wide-ranging and interdisciplinary brief commentaries on Trump and negotiation in a special issue called Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in the Age of Trump. You can find this at Wiley and a few of us have also posted our … Continue reading Negotiation, Trump, and Lessons for the Future
Delighted to post from friend of the blog, Jean Sternlight: Those of us who have been around the block a few times are quite familiar with ye olde battle to defeat “mandatory” or “forced” or “cram down” arbitration in consumer, employment and other contexts. I aimed my first shot at the practice in an article … Continue reading Making Arbitration FAIR
The stalemate in Washington D.C. has numerous pundits commenting on the negotiation strategies of the primary actors but I am going to just highlight a few from our colleagues. First, Russell Korobkin accurately predicted how the LA strike might end while the federal shutdown would not in his L.A. Times Op-ed last week. As he … Continue reading Shutdowns, Trump, and Negotiation Theory
Hi all–you have likely heard that the AALS awarded the DR section its best section of the year award last week. But, we now have photographic proof! It is wonderful that the AALS has recognized us and our field. Wishing us all the best for the new semester and the new year!
Many of us over the years have worried not only about the process and fairness of mandatory arbitration, but also exactly who is doing the arbitrating. Apparently, this is a shared concern. In a filing in a New York state court, Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) argues that the lack of diversity of arbitrators available to him … Continue reading Jay-Z to the Rescue?